CUCINA enoteca Flower Hill Promenade, Del Mar CA

CUCINA enoteca is a two-story, 8,500 square-foot Italian restaurant and wine shop located in Del Mar’s Flower Hill Promenade. Playful vintage finds such as antique housewares and colorful world globes are complemented by touches of lush greenery and bold lighting. As a nod to the location’s proximity to the polo fields and the nearby Thoroughbred Club, an “ode to the equestrian” is presented with over 400 toy horses strung in a unique staircase installation. Other highlights of the restaurant include a second story open-air deck, open kitchen, bustling communal bar area and intimate glass dining room.

CUCINA’s contemporary Italian cuisine is prepared with a focus on California seasonality and the bounty of local farms. Combined flavors of Italy with the organic freshness of Southern California is emblematic of CUCINA’s from-scratch menus. Standouts include shareable portions of house made pastas, innovative pizzas, cleverly crafted seafood and meat preparations, an elevated selection of antipasti, dolci, and signature cheese and salumi program.

CUCINA’s fresh-forward approach also lends to its extensive beverage program. Seasonal cocktail menus are crafted with an approach that is fresh, precise, balanced and direct, combining simple flavors with sophisticated technique. Many of CUCINA’s cocktails are infused or garnished with fruits and herbs from their own gardens.

The CUCINA retail wine program allows guests to hand select wines at a retail price, either to enjoy with their meal for a minimal corkage fee or for purchase to-go. The wine list is comprised of many familiar labels as well as rare and small-batch gems, with an emphasis on Italian varietals.

Proprietor | Tracy Borkum
Executive Chef | Joe Magnanelli
Chef de Cuisine | Daniel Wolinsky
Sous Chef | Trevor Ryan

Vice President of Operations | Andrew Mosblech
Director of Beverage | Augusto Ferrarese
General Manager | Renee Velasquez
Manager + Event Coordinator | Shannon Stegeman
Manager | Michael Rutherford
Beverage Manager | Andrew Seagrave

We’re proud to be designated an Ocean Friendly Restaurant by Surfrider San Diego.